Khadka guides MPC to quarters

Himalayan News Service

Jhapa, February 27:

Man of the match Hari Khadka scored a hat-trick as Mahendra Police Club (MPC) defeated Morang-XI 4-0 and entered the quarter-finals of the 16th Tribhuvan Memorial Gold Cup Football Tournament here at Mechi Stadium today.

In quarters, the policemen will face Jawalakhel Youth Club, which beat them 1-0 in the semi-finals of the seventh Budha Subba Gold Cup Football Tournament, which concluded in Dharan on Saturday with three Star Club winning the title.

The policemen took lead through Hari Khadka when the star striker found the net following Deepak Poudel’s pass in the 10th minute. In the 32nd minute, Jumanu Rai doubled the tally. Hari Khadka scored his second goal in the 59th minute and completed the hat-trick in the 80th minute.

On Monday,Dharan Football Club will take on Thermal Sporting Club of Assam at the same venue.